• Resources for calm, growth and self-reflection during isolation

    Right now, the current situation looks different for many people, with some people completely self-isolating (…

  • What makes a good life?

    One of the podcasts I particularly enjoy is The Good Life Unravelled by Elizabeth Dhokia.  …

  • Eat: Outside-In Food Court, Portsmouth

    Going out for dinner, or even ordering take-away inevitably results in a stand-off between Liam …

  • Why can’t I relax and do nothing?

    I remember some years ago a work colleague mentioned to me that she had gone …

  • Bad blogger and snowy scenes
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    Bad blogger and snowy scenes

    I was a very bad blogger last week and managed a measly one post! To my new readers, let me assure you that I normally blog far more frequently than this!  Last week was a hell of a week –…

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    I bought a house
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    I bought a house

    My intention today was to blog about all of the lovely things I have found on Etsy lately; a sort of dream Etsy shopping list if you will, but I have some other exciting news that I wanted to share…

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    Owl versus shark
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    Owl versus shark

    After worrying that I would never develop any crafty talent in my last post, I had a few comments from people urging me to carry on trying and that practice would make perfect.  With this in mind I had a…

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    Wonky stitches, nice smells and snail mail
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    Wonky stitches, nice smells and snail mail

    Thank you for all of your lovely comments about Hooty (and Bitey) from my last post.  Although I love sewing and making things they are not things that I am naturally good at and it is a challenge for me…

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    Hooty and bitey
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    Hooty and bitey

    I have had a lovely weekend this weekend, full, predominantly of eating due to two three course dinners – one a Christmas party and the other a hen do, and topped off with a roast dinner today! Yes I am…

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